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Friday, May 29, 2020

Nature and Resources Updates

40 years ago #MountStHelens[…]

As flying returns, jetmakers seek to quell #coronavirus fears over cabin air via @STcom #COVID19 — […]

@USGSVolcanoes: #40YearsAgo at #MountStHelens: 9:20 AM Seismograph goes wild. Reports of eruption. No response from Johnston. From plane, Don Swanson watches roiling, twisting helix. Clouds pull back enough to see column jets from great hole. Swanson radios—the top of the mountain’s gone! #MSH40[…]

@AP: A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.[…]

@capitalweather: Catastrophic dam failure in Midland, Michigan, along Tittabawassee River, ~110 mi N of Detroit. One dam has failed, another is failing. Predicted water level in Midland 4' higher than 500-yr flood in 1986 via @midlandcountymi. 10k folks being evacuated. Flash flood emergency. 1/2[…]

@capitalweather: NOAA calls for busier than normal Atlantic hurricane season: between 13 to 19 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 6 major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater:[…]

#CycloneAmphan brings destruction, death via @WNGdotorg #AmphanCyclon — […]

Michigan flood displaces thousands via @WNGdotorg #MichiganFlooding — […]

“While the United States along with our Allies and partners that are States Parties to the Treaty have lived up to our commitments and obligations under the Treaty, Russia has flagrantly and continuously violated the Treaty in various ways for years.”[…]

@CommerceGov: Commerce @SecretaryRoss spoke today at the 2020 @NOAA Atlantic #HurricaneOutlook reminding Americans to make the necessary preparations for a busy upcoming #HurricaneSeason @NWS @NHC_Atlantic Remarks NOAA Release??[…]

@Morning_Energy: Trump administration responds to Michigan floods[…]

@FreeBeacon: New legislation introduced in Congress would block federal funds from being used to purchase Chinese-made drones amid growing concerns the technology could allow Beijing to engage in espionage operations Via @Kredo0[…]

@flightradar24: Pakistan International Airlines flight #PK8303 from Lahore has crashed during landing in Karachi. The aircraft involved is a 15 year old Airbus A320 with registration AP-BLD As the flight was tracked with MLAT we only have limited position data.[…]

@Airbus: We regret to confirm that an A320 operated by Pakistan International Airlines was involved in an accident during flight #PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi on May, 22 2020. Our thoughts are with all those affected. Airbus is providing assistance to the investigation. — […]

“Commercial flights had resumed just a few days ago, after planes were grounded during a lockdown.” #Coronavirus #COVID19[…]

@IRIS_EPO: 60 years ago today the largest earthquake ever recorded rocked Chile.[…]

@NHC_Atlantic: Tropical Storm #Bertha Advisory 1: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms Near the Coast of South Carolina. Tropical Storm Warning Issued and Heavy Rainfall Expected.[…]

@NHC_Atlantic: Tropical Storm #Bertha has made landfall along the SC coast about 20 miles east of Charleston with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph[…]

@NHC_Atlantic: Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall in South Carolina. Heavy rainfall threat will spread northward with life-threatening flash flooding possible. For more information on local impacts in the TS warning area see @NWSCharlestonSC[…]

@joshuawongcf: 7/ For example, Israel’s security officials just rejected a bid from CK Hutchison Holdings for the potential security risks of Chinese involvement in plant construction in the disguise of "Hong Kong companies”.[…]

@usdaRD: We're making waves today, as it's just been announced that @USDA has invested $281 million in critical water infrastructure for 36 states + Puerto Rico via RD's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program! Read the full announcement:[…]

@NHC_Atlantic: Bertha, now a tropical depression, is expected to bring heavy rainfall and possibly life-threatening flash flooding to portions of the Carolinas and Virginia. Continue to monitor your local weather office for information specific to your area at[…]

@shippingics: The shipping industry faces a “humanitarian crisis” with more than 200,000 workers stuck on merchant ships that aren't able to swap out their crews via @business #COVID19 #CrewChange #HeroesAtSea — […]

@Maersk: “The current circumstances have shown that digitalisation of the logistic supply chain is picking up pace,” Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics at Maersk. @Reuters article here[…]

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